08-04-2011 07:41 PM
I am considering replacing my existing laptop running Windows XP Pro with a Windows 7 laptop.
I use ACT Premium 2011.
Is there a difference in performance/reliability between a 64 or 32 bit laptop with ACT?
08-04-2011 08:18 PM
08-04-2011 08:44 PM
08-04-2011 10:31 PM
I've been running ACT! on 64-bit Windows 7 for over a year without any real problems. While the faster computing doesn't help the ACT! program because it's still 32-bit, a significant issue with the ACT! program is I/O speed. Because data is moved to and from the hard disk in 64-bit blocks, I do see better performance with the ACT! program.
08-05-2011 07:07 AM
WIthout putting too fine a point on it - you said you've been running ACT with 64-bit "without any real problems" - can you say what type of the issues you experienced?
As said earlier - I will trade reliability for performance anytime!
08-05-2011 07:39 AM
I've had no problems that weren't resolved by either restarting the application or rebooting the computer. I consider problem resolved that way to be session problems and not a real or significant problem unless they can be repeated. Exluding those tyep of problems I can't recall having any problems with the 64-bit Windows 7. I also leave my system running and booted up 24/7.
08-19-2011 04:45 AM
Yes thanks to all
I am also embarking on an upgrade to a 64bit machine and Win7 and this was a concern as well